green to reddish brown, densely tufted plants. Stem elongate and
lax, simple or branched, 2-12 cm high, slightly radiculose below.
Leaves light green to red, often reddish brown, arranged all along
the stem, spreading loosely when moist, not shrinking and appressed
to stem when dry, triangular to broadly ovate, 2-3 mm wide and 4-5
mm long; nerve strong, wider at base, narrower towards apex,
brownish in older leaves, shortly excurrent, margin crenulate and
bordered at apex, upper elongate, rhomboidal cells, incrassate
cells, basal cells rectangular. Sporophyte not observed.
Grows moderately at
high altitudes near wet areas such as waterfalls, often on moist